Washington -- Do you spend much time reading the Journal of the American Medical Association? I must say I do not. Perhaps that is because I exercise regularly, eat nutritious meals, avoid drinking to excess and put in a 40-hour workweek -- well, actually, a bit more than that, but I enjoy my work. At times, my work would more properly be ...Read more
Washington -- Last week, toward the end of the week, there appeared in our finest newspapers -- The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal -- a spate of news stories that set official Washington's mind at ease. As one of the great gazettes, The Washington Post, put it, "The Justice Department's internal watchdog (that ...Read more
Washington -- I have just read a book that is very engaged in the challenges of our time. It is very informed and thoughtful. It is called "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us," and it is written by Donald Trump Jr. It answers a question that I have had about Donald Trump Sr. since 2013, the year I formally met him ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It is slowly becoming ever clearer whom exactly the Democrats are zeroing in on as their key voting bloc for 2020. It is not the youth vote, contrary to the received opinion. The youth vote is always in danger of oversleeping, and by 4 p.m., most are in danger of being lured to happy hour. It would be just like the Trump team to ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- What does the future have in store for us if Congress succeeds in impeaching President Donald Trump, the president who presides over the best economy America has had in the last 50 years? I think you can look to South America for a glimpse of the great republic that will be vouchsafed us by the congressgirls from what is called "...Read more
WASHINGTON -- It has taken a long time, but finally the Justice Department is training its guns on what heretofore was unthinkable, unless you're a career civil libertarian.
For years, the civil libertarians have been warning us that the Intelligence Community posed a threat to democracy as we know it in the United States. Every so often, they ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The insistence on the separation of church and state has taken a draconian leap. Not only is religion to be extirpated from all government activity; even the public mention of religion is to be frowned upon.
Certainly, the mention of religion in a public setting is to be frowned upon if one is a government official. That ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The members of what was once called the "party of conscience" -- that is to say, the Democratic Party -- have denounced President Donald Trump for his sallies into vulgarity. Well, hear, hear! I am with you all the way, fellows and fellowesses! Let us resist the temptation to sound like shock jocks on the campaign trail. Yet, I don...Read more
WASHINGTON -- What a weekend it was! The soft gentle air of early autumn was upon us. Sweater weather. Straw hat weather. Perfect weather to be on campus with a convivial crowd of like-minded friends taking in a Saturday afternoon football game -- and for me, something more. It was another episode in my long-standing reconnoitering of college ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- How is the Democrats' impeachment inquiry going to turn out? Well, we've already been through the impeachment inquiry, though it was called by another name. It was called the collusion inquiry, and it turned out as most conservatives said it was going to turn out. They said there was no evidence, and Robert Mueller, who conducted ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Every morning, I take the four morning newspapers I subscribe to into the kitchen and glance at their front pages as I eat. Occasionally, I have a little trouble downing my matutinal feast, as the front pages, especially those of The New York Times and The Washington Post, are usually repulsive.
The Wall Street Journal and The ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Recently, Pope Francis gave a press conference while returning to the Vatican from a trip to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius. During his press conference he, of course, lied. What else does one do at a press conference? The lies were understandable; he was making a political statement against capitalism and against America, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Climate change is one of those issues that the bien-pensants around the world all agree upon. We must act! If we do not act, people will lose their beach houses. Plants will wither and die. Birds will fall from the sky. Just last week, whole communities in the Caribbean were swept away.
There are, however, problems with ...Read more